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  1. Daniel C

    Kato n gauge motor issues

    The train in question is an E231-500 series motor car which is at least 4 years of age, and has a (I think) 3-pole motor with flywheels on either side. Normally (as everyone who models knows lol) when the power is turned to moderate speed on the powerpack (mine is a Kato standard S) the motor begins to operate and the head/taillights on either side of the train light up. However, this time when the motor car is placed on the track, the head and taillights of the leading cars flicker off, the motor car does not move and a slight odour of electrical burn is emitted from the powerpack vent. If I
  2. I just had a thought after seeing some more dramatic images of molten trains on facebook; I use KATO Unitrack. Several of my trains (mostly, but not exclusively TOMIX ones such as Shinkansens) have electric couplers and pickups in each car, and are quite long. Is there a risk of overloading or short circuiting the trains when moving from one block to another with TNOS or with two different Power Packs (e.g. with the KATO double crossover, or with just one isolated block to another)? Only talking about analogue operation with PWM. Would really lik
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